Venezuela Permanent Residency Certificate Services

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What is it?

A Permanent Residency Certificate in Venezuela allows non-citizens to legally reside in Venezuela indefinitely. It grants you similar rights and obligations as Venezuelan citizens, excluding the right to vote. This service is essential for those looking to live, work, and enjoy benefits in Venezuela without time restrictions.

Who needs it?

Ideal for foreign nationals who plan on living in Venezuela long-term, including expatriates, retirees looking to settle in a tropical climate, and professionals seeking permanent job opportunities in the country. This service is also for families wanting to establish a stable residence for education or personal reasons.


  1. Complete the Permanent Residency application form available at the Venezuelan consulate or immigration office.
  2. Gather all required documents, including translated and notarized versions where necessary.
  3. Submit your application and documents in person at the designated immigration office.
  4. Attend a scheduled interview (if required), providing any additional information requested.
  5. Wait for the approval process, which can take several months.
  6. Once approved, collect your Permanent Residency Certificate from the immigration office.

Required documents

  • Valid Passport: Obtainable from your home country’s passport office.
  • Birth Certificate: Translated and notarized.
  • Marriage Certificate (if applicable): Translated and notarized.
  • Police Clearance Certificate: Obtainable from the relevant authorities in your home country.
  • Medical Certificate: Issued by an accredited health facility.
  • Proof of Financial Stability: Bank statements or income proof.
  • Photos: Passport-sized pictures.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Make sure to keep copies of all submitted documents.
  • Expect to pay processing fees; these vary based on the consulate or immigration office.
  • Document translation and notarization services may incur additional costs.
  • Stay informed on potential changes in residency requirements and procedures, as these may change over time.


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